Pool landscaping really elevates the look of your backyard. It integrates the pool into the rest of the space, as well as adding colour, texture, and scent. The right plants can also make your pool a more private space. However, you shouldn’t place just any plants by the pool, as some can make cleaning the … Continue reading What are the Best Plants to Put Around the Pool?
Bees and butterflies are delightful visitors to a garden, and not just because they are beautiful and fascinating to watch. We need bees and butterflies to pollinate our plants for food production. Growing a garden that can support natural pollinators will also boost the health of your local environment and increase biodiversity. So, which plants … Continue reading What are the Best Pollinator Plants for Bees and Butterflies?
It’s no secret that the landscaping in your front yard says a lot. It shows the level of care you put in as a homeowner, it helps your house stand out from others in your neighbourhood and it can boost the resale and intrinsic value of your home. When the aesthetic of your front yard … Continue reading Front Yard Landscaping Tips/Trends
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system. It provides third-party verification that best practices were used during the building process designed to improve performance. It can be applied to all building types whether they are commercial or residential. LEED Certification affects all stages of the building process … Continue reading What Is LEED Certification?
Did you know that an appealing, well-managed outdoor space can add up to 15%the overall value of your home? Whether your yard is a blank slate, or just in need of a spruce up and a bit of maintenance, putting in some time and effort can pay off in the long run. Undergoing some outdoor … Continue reading Get the Most Value Out of Your Fall Landscape Projects
Metropolitan areas, like Toronto, get hotter in the summer because they are urban heat islands. An urban heat island is created in places where there are a large number of people, asphalt, cars, buses and trains. Where you have a lot of buildings, people and activity in an enclosed urban center the heat doesn’t have … Continue reading What is the urban heat island effect and how can irrigating your property protect you?
Challenge spawns creativity, and in urban landscape design there’s lots of opportunity for creativity. New trends in urban design seek to push out the sights, smells, and sounds of the city that encroach on your outdoor space. Other urban designs work with these elements. Here are a few suggestions to spark your imagination. Weathered Steel … Continue reading The 9 Newest Trends in Urban Landscape Design
Sometimes in life, more of something isn’t always better. This can be especially true for yard size. Owning a larger yard generally means more work, energy and money need to go into maintaining it. A smaller yard actually offers a variety of benefits. Namely, a small yard is less expensive to add landscaping to and … Continue reading How to Make a Small Backyard Look Bigger
Helping the planet may seem futile at times, but everyone has a role in saving it. Having an eco-friendly backyard and other green projects around our homes may appear to only be small ways to give back, but when added to the efforts of many, it can create a wider effect in our communities and … Continue reading Why Eco-Friendly Backyards are Important
We only have one earth and we need to help this planet of ours out. Being environmentally thoughtful starts at home and an eco-friendly backyard is a great place to do so. Creating an eco-friendly landscaping space is extremely beneficial to us and Mother Nature for a variety of reasons, one of the most … Continue reading Why an Eco-Friendly Backyard is So Important